A collection of Special quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insights into life.
Man is what he believes.
~ Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
~ Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
~ Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
~ Gerry Spence, 'How to Argue and Win Every Time'
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
~ John Lilly
Men willingly believe what they wish.
~ Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC), De Bello Gallico
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe.
~ Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988), paraphrasing Sir Walter Scott
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
~ Leo Rosten (1908 - )
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
~ Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice in Wonderland
They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
~ Louise Erdrich
Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are.
~ Noah Porter (1811 - 1892)
I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
~ Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
~ Ralph Hodgson, on ESP
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
~ Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD), De Libero Arbitrio
Believe one who has proved it. Believe an expert.
They can conquer who believe they can.
~ Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC)
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
~ Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
~ Jacob Chanowski
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
~ Alexander Hamilton
"No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence."
~ Ann Landers
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
~ Abraham Lincoln
"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."
~ Mark Twain